Chouquet's
Chouquet's

Chouquet's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chouquets.com/
  • Phone: 4153590075x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip): $30 and under
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Frederic Bougon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore Street
  • Public Transit: Muni # 1, 3, 12, 22, 23
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and pay lot at Cal Pac Medical Center 1.5 blocks away
A word from Chouquet's
A couple enjoying each others company tucked into a banquette late in the evening…a group of girlfriends people-watching from the sidewalk tables over brunch…two neighbors stopping by to grab lunch at the bar.


These people all have one thing in common as they enjoy a meal here on Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights- Chouquet's. Whether inside our warm dining room or outside under the heated protection of our large awning, diners come to Chouquet’s to enjoy fresh, seasonal French bistro fare in a casual yet refined environment. Join us for lunch, brunch, or dinner and let us satisfy you with signature dishes such as our grilled Ahi tuna with fennel ratatouille and Dungeness crab salad or with bistro classics such as steak frites, moules marinière, and our famous Iles flottantes for dessert. To complement your meal, we offer over 12 wines by the glass from our eclectic wine list of smaller producers.
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Chouquet's reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)great for outdoor dining (22)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (15)romantic (14)special occasion (9)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great romantic spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food! Had the salmon and portobello ravioli and both dishes were outstanding. Also had a nice presentation. Nice, attentive and quick staff who were able to recommend some good wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SamV
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was good and tasty. No air conditioning which leaves you sweaty if you sit next to the kitchen. Service was OK but way to slow. We were "forgotten" a couple of times (skipped dessert because of that).
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small tables, big hearts
    DougS
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We are attracted to this restaurant because it is pleasantly off-beat. The tables are tiny, but the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is good if not really remarkable. Special wine pricing on Mondays is a nice touch. We will return with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to amaze
    StitchVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food and great service. I had been here before but my three guests had not. Everyone had a great time and commented on how much they enjoyed their food. We had an unusual event occur after we left and they were very gracious in allowing us to return and wait until assistance arrived. All in all a wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Choose Choquet's for Lunch
    SoulFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My wife and I stooped in for lunch while shopping in the Fillimore. While they were out of the flamenkucke, the goat cheese tarlet and tuna tartar were excellent substitutes. Our server, Natalie, made excellent recommendations for wine--a great bottle of champagne, as well as the trout salad where replaced the potatoes with tomatoes at her suggestion. For dessert the apple tatin was better than the recommended banana-chocolate crumble since the bananas detracted from the chocolate taste. If you want a taste of Paree and are in the neighborhood, this is a welcoming place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coq Au What?
    VinceCourtneyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I'm sad to write this review but I have never really been more unimpressed by a Coq Au Vin in a French restaurant...they really got to work on this dish.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • john
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a great meal with good service and were able to enjoy a good conversation. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    AnnabellaVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had 11 people and we all enjoyed it a lot. The set up a long table for us and it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not sign up via Open Table!
    PlanetExplorer
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The restaurant is fine, but do NOT sign up via Open Table. They have been spamming my email ever since I did. I have requested to be removed from their mailing list three times with no success. They send me emails every single week, and for special events. I did *not* sign up to be on their email list. This is insanely inappropriate.
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  • Good But Unremarkable
    InExileVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The staff is very accommodating and make you feel at home. The kitchen is competent but unremarkable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    awcarr2VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was looking for a last minute dinner spot and came across Chouquet's. I hand't heard of it before, but decided to give it a shot. The decor is not what I would normally expect from a French dinner spot, but that didn't matter as the service and food was phenomenal! I would recommend trying the scallops. They were perfectly cooked and hands-down the best I have ever had. Also their desserts are incredible. I would highly recommend this place to anyone, and you'll probably see me there as I plan to come back quite often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A tiny bit of Paris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very tasty food (started with Moules Frittes), Excellent low key service. Salmon and Lamb very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptious lunch
    PlanetExplorer
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had a super delicious lunch at Chouquet's today. It was my first visit. The staff was friendly and attentive. I had a nice healthy pan seared salmon over vegetables. It was cooked to perfection, super delicious with it's Parisienne sauce, and nice and light.. exactly what I wanted (no heavy starches). I will definitely come back here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 521 reviews are from the Chouquet's reviews archive.
  • Love Chouquet's
    adulticeskaterVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Chouquet's is the neighborhood gem that I return to over and over for its calm, quiet ambience and delicious food. This visit was on a day when the temperature was 86 degrees, a rarity for San Francisco, and it was so pleasant to sit at the outdoor tables for a delicious lunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French bistro
    francophileVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Smoked trout salad, croque monsieur, flamenkuchen with artichokes - all great for lunch - with frites made for a great lunch for francophiles - and anyone else. The waiter split it up for us so we could share. Choquet's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this place
    mydesilu2VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    this is one of our "go to" places when we want to have a nice meal and good service . We love the food and Vincent is a great waiter!! I had the special (Cod) and my friend had the Filet. I highly recommend the Scallops and on Thursday nights they Mussel bar is fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    SFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I've been going to Chouquet's for brunch with my dogs and enjoying the outdoor set-up for years. I'd never had dinner there and wasn't sure what to expect. Both my friend's meal and mine were outstanding. I'd expected, "very good," but not outstanding, which it was. The wine, the meal, the dessert, the service... a great experience all the way around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not as good as usual
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The smoked trout salad was very tasty. The onion soup was a very dark color that struck me as unusual. The mussels were just bad. I love going to French restaurants and having mussels and fries, so I consider myself well versed on mussels. These were overcooked and there was barely any broth. We were there on mussels night, but selected one of the standard orders. They were bad. I'd be more inclined to go to Gamine down the street on Union. I probably wouldn't go back for dinner, but would come in for brunch (they seem to know how to do that better).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Fillmore Bistro
    VillageDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Choquet is a friendly neighborhood bistro with outdoor seating and a good vibe. We started with calamari, which was very good, and then had the sole, which was good but overwhelmed by its sauce, and the braised lamb, which was only average since you couldn't really taste the lamb as much as the sauce. We had a half bottle of chateau neuf du Pape at a fair price. Service was friendly and helpful. Overall, a decent neighborhood place but not worth going out of your way for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for families
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Went for an early Sunday evening dinner and it was perfect for our family. We had grandparents through teenagers and everyone found something to enjoy on the menu. We particularly liked that the restaurant was quiet for chatting. Traditional French fare. Good for families.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great outing!
    Margo
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Cozy, authentic, great menu selection and some really good wine. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy brunch
    Gloria
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were comfortable at the inside back table but the service attention was outdoors. Delicious and generous offering of bread.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for lunch
    PaulonVallejoVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Very good salade de chèvre en croustillant, lackluster steak (filet or NY). Coq au vin was tough and gamey. I've had better luck with simple choices (quiche and salad) at lunch. Real champagne at $12 a glass is a good bargain.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite brunch spot
    Neighborhoodgirl77VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food is delicious and the staff is outstanding! This is our favorite brunch spot on Fillmore or any place in the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Superb Meal
    zenveloVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My date and I were delighted by Chouquet's, my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. We started with the butter lettuce salad, a nice way to whet our appetites. I had the evening's special, saute'd mahi mahi, with eggplant and tomato on saffron risotto. Mmmm! And my friend had the scallops, on which she remarked three times about how good they were. we were too full for dessert, so ended with a perfect cafe latte. And our server Natalie was a delight all through, attnetive but not at all intrusive. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE SUNDAY BRUNCH . . . .
    FoodiesGaloreVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    When looking at reviews on Open Table we read comments like "Neighborhood Gem or Definitely Recommend" , , , but also some saying "Very Average or So-So". A weekend connoisseur of Eggs Benedict (wink) I ordered the Benedict ($13) the eggs were done perfectly, although a thin piece of Canadian bacon on an under toasted (chewy) muffin with the biggest culprit being the thin Hollandaise sauce with very little flavor. My wife ordered the Croque-Monsieur-(Madame with egg $14) this consisted of one THIN piece of bread, a SMALL piece of ham, Gruyere cheese and an egg, which also included a simple salad. The coffee ($2.50) was VERY weak. So we concur "VERY AVERAGE or SO-SO" and would not return. BEST PART = we paid online via Open Table & left.
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  • Last minute Valentines reservation
    JaclynVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I'm pretty disappointed with what happened that night. The staff was great, but the food was really not good. My date had the beet salad and Vegetable entree on the pre fixe menu. The salad was decent but fairly flavorless and the entree came out cold. My beef tartare was ok, but lacked much flavor and my lamb came out like warm at best. The potato in my gratin was also under cooked. I'd come here once before for breakfast years ago and it was great. Don't know what happened, but the kitchen needs some help. I'm an SF native, I eat out a lot and I honestly wouldn't come back unless I heard of a revamp.
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  • Still my favorite place
    NeighborhoodFan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Chouquet's is a smallish place, but not too small -- cozy without being jammed or having people so close they can hear everything you say. The food is always just right, and the service is attentive but not overbearing. There is a covered outdoor seating area, which is not right ON Fillmore St, so not terribly noisy from traffic, but we prefer inside. Try it! I bet you'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Food was so-so, not hot when it came to the table. While there were a number of servers, the food did not come as quickly has it had come for others. Overall lackluster....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A brunch favorite
    JB16
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Perfect place to grab delicious brunch and catch up with friends. Service is attentive but not pushy (we lingered over our remaining coffee at our table for 2 hours!) and the atmosphere is classy but comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was superbowl evening so
    burke007
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    It was superbowl evening so our party of six had the whole place to ourselves...service and food were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were no red flags -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    There were no red flags - just thought it was very average, and many better options at same price point. I do think the service could be upgraded a bit.
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  • horrible service
    bayarealocalVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Honestly, I enjoyed my $12 burger and fries. I was simply annoyed that our waitress never paid any attention to my table, not at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service, mediocre food
    Malayon
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Nobody came to greet or serve us after sitting down more than 10 mins. Gave us only 1 menu amongst 4 people. Server never came to check with us after our food is served. Pricey in terms of food quality.
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  • Great service and good food.
    KimmyVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Great service and good food. Love the kobe burger and roated roti chicken.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past reviews were better
    Kate
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    SanFrancisco for the weekend and thought we would eat in the Pacific Heights area. Found this on Open Table and reviews were good. Service was great the food was not good! My husband had the soup special and it had zero flavor. I had the onion soup and tuna tartar! The tuna so so spicy that the tuna had no flavor..were they trying to hide something? The bread and olives were delicious. It was abnormally warm so we were able to dine outside!
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  • Great French Spot!
    KatyVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    This is truly a neighborhood gem. The lady who greeted us and waited on us was outstanding -- very warm and customer-service oriented. My sole was excellent. Also, I ordered the Pouilly Fousse (sp?) and didn't care for it. She graciously replaced my glass with the Sancerre. My dining partner was not as crazy about her steak frittes, but she loved the restaurant and would return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    GlobalTravelerNDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    We tried this restaurant during the January Dine around town period. All four of us enjoyed it very much since the food was excellent and the waiter was attentive and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starter and Dessert
    ezachry
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Overall I definitely recommend Chouquet's. My friend and I were there for Dine About Town so we each got a starter, main, and dessert. The starters (trout salad and escargot) were both really good. They were cooked perfectly, and were a little different from what you might get at "any old French place". The main's were tasty too, but not as amazing as the starters were, which was the only reason I deducted one star. Then, the chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream was amazing. I would definitely go back just for that! The service was pretty quick and the servers were all friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with George
    GregVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    We had a nice lunch at a little table under the awning. Our server was wonderful and it was a beautiful sunny day, so we lingered and enjoyed the wine. I'll definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.